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Leman Academy of Excellence

Jenny Dinsmoor

970-402-3513

jennifer.dinsmoor@lemanacademy.org

About Your Coach:

I am so excited to lead our K-6 Landsharks this year as a brand new coach. I tried running in college as a way to manage my stress and anxiety. Not believing that I was athletic enough to accomplish much in this sport, I kept surprising myself with how much farther I could keep going and eventually ran a half marathon, which I never thought possible! As a teacher at Leman, I absolutely love kids, and have a firm belief that we can learn so many valuable life lessons from activities like running. My mission is for all runners to have a safe, fun, uplifting experience while developing a love for running, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle! 

2019 Spring Track Important Dates

February 24th:              Registration opens

April 8th:      3:30-4:15, Parent Meeting at 4:30 pm

April 24th: $10 late fee applies

 

PRACTICE DAYS

Mondays-Wednesdays

PRACTICE TIMES

3:30-4:15 pm
Meet on the Leman Academy outdoor turf or in the gym in cold weather.

Practice Layout

At practice we will have a quick warm-up/stretch, running games/workouts, and a closure with a strong focus on fun. Runners train in ability groups with peers and move up to the next group based on improvements in the program!

Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 30 degrees, and/or if it is physically snowing or raining.

Running shoes:  We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase running shoes for your runner(s).  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Expect to pay at least $50 for a good shoe that will last for the fall and spring series if worn just for running.  Buy them a little large, not tight.  We have two running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners:  Runner’s Roost, and Road Runner.

Dress for Success:  Runners need to dress according to the weather (bring layers).  We encourage them to change out of their school attire into running clothes before practice begins. 

Clothing guidelines:

55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.

45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.

44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves.  If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.

MEET INFORMATION

Douglas County Stadium
on
Sundays 4/28, 5/5 and 5/12 at 3:00 pm

PLEASE ARRIVE at 2:15 to sign in, grab race tag, and warm-up. From Leman Academy, it takes about 20-25 minutes to get to the Stadium.

Race Schedule

Meet #1- All runners will run the 50m dash, followed by their choice of a 400m or 800m race.  

Meet #2- All runners will run the 100m dash, followed by their choice of a 400m or 800m race.

Meet #3- Runners start with their choice of a mile or 400m race, followed by all runners doing the 200m dash

WEATHER POLICIES

Landsharks Lightning Policy

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 

2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 10-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 10-mile radius.

3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).

4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.

5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 30-minute count, reset the clock and another 30-minute count should begin.

6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.

7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 

Parent Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

 Spring Season

 Please park in designated areas only.

  1. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach to receive race bib and then parents must proceed to designated spectator viewing area.  The only adults allowed on in the infield are coaches and/or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  2. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  3. Each race night all runners can run two races.  A sprint followed by a mid-distance race.
  4. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the track with the runners.
  5. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated parent viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  6. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”

Download the Sports Engine App

Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, the easiest way to find Leman Academy is to search for Team ID: 1867130.

Thank you to Saucony for your continued support!

Thank you to The Colorado Running Company for your continued support!